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Learning Sparqlby Bob Ducharme
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Get hands-on experience with SPARQL, the RDF query language. With this concise book, you will learn how to use the latest version of this W3C standard to retrieve and manipulate the increasing amount of public and private data available via SPARQL endpoints. Several open source and commercial tools already support SPARQL, and this introduction gets you started right away.
Learn how to write and run simple SPARQL 1.1 queries, then dive into the language's powerful features and capabilities for manipulating the data you retrieve. Learn what you need to know to add to, update, and delete data in RDF datasets, and give web applications access to this data.
Gain hands-on experience with SPARQL, the RDF query language thats bringing new possibilities to semantic web, linked data, and big data projects. This updated and expanded edition shows you how to use SPARQL 1.1 with a variety of tools to retrieve, manipulate, and federate data from the public web as well as from private sources.
Author Bob DuCharme has you writing simple queries right away before providing background on how SPARQL fits into RDF technologies. Using short examples that you can run yourself with open source software, youll learn how to update, add to, and delete data in RDF datasets.
About the Author
Bob DuCharme (http://www.snee.com/bob) is a solutions architect at TopQuadrant, a provider of software for modeling, developing, and deploying semantic web applications. He came to TopQuadrant from Innodata Isogen, where he did system and architecture analysis and design for a wide range of global publishing clients as well as cochairing the 2008 Linked Data Planet conference in New York City. Earlier in his career, he oversaw SGML and XML development at Moody's Investors Service and then moved on to LexisNexis, where he did data and systems architecture as they made the transition to XML-based systems.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Jumping Right In: Some Data and Some QueriesChapter 2: The Semantic Web, RDF, and Linked Data (and SPARQL)Chapter 3: SPARQL Queries: A Deeper DiveChapter 4: Copying, Creating, and Converting Data (and Finding Bad Data)Chapter 5: Datatypes and FunctionsChapter 6: Updating Data with SPARQLChapter 7: Query Efficiency and DebuggingChapter 8: Working with SPARQL Query Result FormatsChapter 9: RDF Schema, OWL, and InferencingChapter 10: Building Applications with SPARQLChapter 11: A SPARQL CookbookGlossaryColophon
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